Firefighters battle 3 structure fires in West Fargo

Published: Jul. 6, 2019 at 1:12 PM CDT
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Nearly 30 firefighters responded to a blaze Saturday afternoon in West Fargo.

At around 11:11 a.m. firefighters were initially called to a garage that was partially on fire on 4th Ave E. near Meadow Ridge Pkwy.

"I've never seen anything like this before," Harlan Pratt, who lives a few doors down, said.

West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller said the flames destroyed the garage and then spread to a home and another garage next door.

"From where I was standing, when they all came on scene, I could feel the heat," Billy Murphy, who witnessed the fire and recorded it, said.

The home sustained heavy damage, according to Fuller.

"You just kind of panic, you know, you worry about kids, dogs, people, and your neighbors. So i just ran down there and started whistling," Karl Larson said.

Larson was mowing his lawn when he saw the fire at his neighbor's.

"[I[ came around the corner mowing the lawn and looked down the street and the garage was about half engulfed in flames, and by the time I ran down the block, called 911, it was fully engulfed," Larson said.

"That's the only thing we do know, is the origin. We know it started in the garage. We don't know how or why yet, so we're going to work on that," West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller said.

The homeowner told us their house is destroyed and they lost everything in the flames.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fargo firefighters were also called to assist in battling the flames.

No one was injured in the fire, according to Fuller.